PENTASA - Ulcerative colitis
US prescriptions of PENTASA for the year to December 31, 2007 were up 3% compared to the same period in 2006 primarily due to a 4% increase in the US oral mesalamine prescription market, offset by a 0.1% decrease in PENTASA's average market share from 17.3% in 2006 to 17.2% in 2007.
Sales of PENTASA for the year to December 31, 2007 were US$176.4 million, an increase of 28% compared to the same period in 2006 (2006: US$137.8 million). Sales growth is higher than prescription growth primarily due to restocking to normal levels in 2007 and the impact of price increases in November 2006 and August 2007.
LIALDA/MEZAVANT - Ulcerative colitis
Shire launched LIALDA in the US oral mesalamine market in March 2007, and by December 31, 2007 LIALDA had reached a market share of 8.0% (average annual market share 3.9%). LIALDA's product sales for the year to December 31, 2007 were US$50.5 million. All initial launch stocks of LIALDA totaling US$34.3 million were recognised into revenue during the year to December 31, 2007.
The product was launched in the UK in November 2007, Canada in January 2008 and further launches are planned in the EU during 2008, subject to the successful conclusion of pricing and reimbursement negotiations. In the UK and Ireland the product will be called MEZAVANT XL and Shire plans to market the product in most other EU countries as MEZAVANT.
Since the launch of LIALDA in March 2007, PENTASA and LIALDA's combined share of the US oral mesalamine prescription market had grown to 24.9% as at December 31, 2007, up from 17.6% as at December 31, 2006.
FOSRENOL - Hyperphosphatemia
FOSRENOL is now available in 25 countries and global sales totalled
US$102.2 million for the year to December 31, 2007 (2006: US$44.8 million).
Outside the US, FOSRENOL has now been launched in Germany, France, UK,
|SOURCE Shire plc|
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